Chi-Sheng (Leo) Liao, 81, of Brampton, Ontario, died February 9, 2020 at Brampton Civic Hospital after suffering a stroke.
He was born October 18, 1938, in the town of Feng Yuan, TaiChung City in Taiwan.
In 1966, Leo came to the United States to pursue a Master’s of Science degree in Chemistry at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. He later went on to pursue a Doctorate degree in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee in the summer of 1970.
In 1972, his wife and 3 young children joined him in Knoxville. Unable to extend his student visa, he took his family and immigrated to Canada in 1976.
The family settled in the Bramalea/Brampton area where the children attended elementary and high schools and the family attended Bramalea Baptist Church. Leo started working at Carter Carburetor and ended up as a Quality Control Supervisor with Canada Post. He remained there until his retirement in 2000.
Leo and his wife, Chien-Hui (Grace) Liao, were active in the Chinese communities of Brampton and Mississauga, including Carabram and Brampton Chinese School activities. They had great joy and pride in being members of the Chinese Church Choir at Mississauga Chinese Christian Church.
Leo had a passion for tennis and many other sports. He played on his university tennis team in Taiwan and continued to play until his retirement. Ballroom and line dancing was a favourite past-time for him and Grace. Nothing gave Leo more pleasure than spending time with close friends and enjoying good food.
Leo is survived by his wife, Chien-Hui (Grace) Liao; son David Liao (Kelly Hughes), daughters Linda Liao (John Standaert) and Drey-San Liao; and grandchildren, Gabrielle Sgherri, Iris Liao and Jason Standaert.